Community Outreach Awards

 

Each year Community Outreach awards individuals, programs, and partners who best exemplify the values and priorities of Community Outreach.

Award winners will be announced at the End of Year Banquet on Sunday, April 29th 2018.


Nominate Someone for an Award
Nomination Form


Campus Partner of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Dr. Jaci Van Heest)
This award recognizes an outstanding campus partner or partnership that exemplifies the mission of CO and has significantly impacted CO affiliated participant, by demonstrating a commitment to promoting community engagement and educational development. This award may be given to an individual or a campus unit. The Campus Partner of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of dedication to working cooperatively with CO affiliated participants, staff and/or administrators;
  • Provide service to the University and/or increase the school's contribution to the local, national, or international community and/or
  • Evidence of impact on CO affiliated participants and sustained commitment to promoting civic engagement and student success.

CO Pride Award (2017 Recipient: Shannon Laccone)
This award recognizes an individual student leader who has made significant contributions through participation across Community Outreach through their involvement in programs, services or operations.  This may include but is not limited to; multiple projects/programs involvement, Community of Practice support, program or service delivery, as demonstrated by a commitment to advancing and/or promoting service and/or Community Outreach programs in general during this academic year. The CO Pride Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Engaged participation in multiple Community Outreach projects or programs;
  • Demonstrated dedication to Community Outreach and its mission;
  • Contributions to the field of community service through presentations at the University level, state or national level
  • Contributions to meeting client and/or CO organizational needs

Community Partner of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Mansfield Youth Services)
This award recognizes an outstanding community partner or collaboration that exemplifies the mission of CO and has significantly impacted CO affiliated participants, by demonstrating a commitment to promoting community engagement and educational development. The Community Partner of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of dedication to working cooperatively with CO affiliated participants, staff and/or administrators, to provide service to the University and/or increase the school's contribution to the local, national, or international community and/or
  • Evidence of impact on CO affiliated participants and sustained commitment to promoting civic engagement and student success.

Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award (2017 Recipients: Lindsey Vieweg and Brian Liang)
This award recognizes an individual who has served as a student leader with CO no more than two semesters. This award will typically be given to a freshman, sophomore, or junior student, but seniors may also be considered. The Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Performance in the areas of leadership and professionalism that may go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities;
  • Demonstration of thoughtful and intentional integration of the Critical Components of Community Service into the framework of the program/trip/special project or operational activity; and/or
  • Shows dedication to community service and their program and exhibits strength in communication, conflict resolution, and/or cultural competency.

Outstanding Initiative of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Samantha Schwartz)
This award recognizes an individual student leader or group of student leaders that have made a significant contribution to a local, national or international community, the University, and/or CO as a whole through the implementation of programmatic and/or operational initiatives. The Outstanding Initiative of the Year Award recipient(s) will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of activities that exhibit initiative, innovation, and creativity;
  • Displays progress and improvement in the area of a CO affiliated program and/or operation;
  • Contributions in meeting client and/or CO organizational needs; and/or
  • Contributions to the field of community service.

Program of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters)
This award honors the development and/or implementation of a service activity that has significantly enhanced the social well-being of others in a local, national, or international community while enriching the students' learning experience. The Program of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Integration of the Critical Components of Community Service and implementation of service-learning experiences for volunteers into the framework of a program, trip, or special project;
  • Excellent delivery of outreach services to clients and the community; and/or
  • Enhancement of program over the course of the year.

Student Driver of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Alexander Zaleski)
This award recognizes a student driver who has exhibited outstanding service and safe driving skills in the transportation of CO affiliated participants. The Student Driver of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Successful and safe driving experience;
  • Reputable driving record;
  • Positive, professional, and flexible attitude;
  • Excellent passenger relationships; and/or
  • Positive management feedback.

Student Leader of the Year Award (2017 Recipient: Abigail Raynor )
This award recognizes an individual student who has made a significant contribution to a local, national, or international community, the University, student participants and/or CO as a whole through outstanding leadership and service in the organization's programmatic and/or operational activities. The Student Leader of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:
Performance in the areas of leadership and professionalism that may go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities;

  • Demonstration of thoughtful and intentional integration of the Critical Components of Community Service into the framework of the program/trip/special project or operational activity; and/or
  • Shows dedication to community service and their program and has mastered communication, conflict resolution, and/or cultural competency.